The leaders of the centre-right standing at a press conference.
The "Alliance for Sweden" coalition was formed before the 2006 election as a way to end many decades of Social Democrat dominance. Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP

Center-right invite Social Democrats to talk

The centre-right Alliance say they want to form a government based on cross-bloc cooperation and are therefore ready to talk to the Social Democrats.

"Sweden needs a stable economic policy and major, long-term reforms, which need broad parliamentary support to be implemented", write the leaders for the Moderate, Center, Christian Democrat and Liberal parties in Dagens Nyheter.

The Alliance parties say they will call for a vote of confidence in the sitting prime minister as soon as the new Speaker of the Riksdag has been elected, on the 24th of September.

The final votes are still being counted, but so far the Alliance have slightly fewer seats in the Parliament, compared to the Greens and Social Democrats who form the government, plus the Left party which has supported the government on budget votes. The Alliance say the result is close, but they are the only real potential government, since the Left party is not in a full coalition with the red-green government.

The Social Democrats will comment on the proposal after an Alliance press conference at 11am today, at the Riksdag.

This article will be updated.


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